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(Jan 2nd deadline) - Carlene Hatcher Polite panel for ALA (May 22nd-25th)

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 8:40am
proposing a panel for American Literature Association

Carlene Hatcher Polite published two sui-generis novels—The Flagellants (1966) and Sister X and the Victims of Foul Play (1975)—that were widely reviewed as examples of cutting-edge African American fiction and attracted positive notice from people with tastes as different as Irving Howe, Roger Ebert, and Nikki Giovanni. Yet almost 50 years after The Flagellants, the MLA bibliography lists only 9 items that have addressed her work, and none since her death in 2009: none, indeed, in the 2000s.

[UPDATE] Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period, University of Michigan Feb 21-22

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 2:36pm
Early Modern Colloquium, University of Michigan

The Early Modern Colloquium at the University of Michigan invites abstracts for papers for their interdisciplinary graduate student conference, "Representations of Race in the Early Modern Period" at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, February 21-22, 2014 with conference keynotes by Professor Arthur Little (Department of English, University of California- Los Angeles)and Professor Peter Erickson (Department of Theater, Northwestern University).

American Fiction Call For Papers

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:27am
American Fiction Association of Korea

Call for Paper

American Fiction (the main publication of the American Fiction Association of Korea) welcomes essays which examines all areas of American literature. American Fiction is published three times a year: February 28, July 31, and November 30 and accepts manuscripts written in English and in Korean. Submission deadline for the February 2014 issue is January 20, 2014.

All inquiries and submissions, prepared according to the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, should be sent to Heongyun Rho, Editor, American Fiction, via email with a HWP or MS Word file (amfiction@daum.net or hgrho@hotmail.com).

FSEL Call For Papers

Thursday, December 26, 2013 - 12:25am
The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Paper

Feminist Studies in English Literature welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

FSEL is published three times a year: April 30, October 31, and December 31. The April and December editions are published in English and the October edition is published in Korean. Submission deadline for the April 2014 issue is February 14, 2014.

Digital Science Fiction - special issue of Science Fiction Studies - proposals due 02/15/2014

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 7:20am
Pawel Frelik / Maria Curie-Sklodowska University

CFP: "Digital Science Fiction"
Science Fiction Studies special issue
(Guest Editor: Paweł Frelik)

In the last few decades, digital technologies have dramatically reconfigured not only the circumstances of media production and dissemination, but also cultural genres and conventions expressed in them. Science fiction has not been immune to these changes, but their impact extends far beyond mere enhancement of sound or vision. In older media, such as science fiction film and television, special effects and non-linear editing have affected aesthetics as well as story-telling strategies and stories themselves. New sf media have emerged, too, most readily exemplified by video games.

UPDATED DEADLINE & KEYNOTES: Jan. 15, John Douglas Taylor Conference 2014: Contemporary Orientations in African Cultural Studies

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:20pm
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


The conference organizing committee is very pleased to confirm that TSITSI DANGAREMBGA will also attending the conference to present her critical and creative work. We are also looking into the possibility of a film screening -- please watch our conference website, africanculturalstudies.wordpress.com, for programme updates!

We have extended our deadline for proposal submissions until JANUARY 15, 2014. Please find the submission procedure and full CFP below.


Submission Procedure:

1) Please send 300 word paper and/or panel proposals to africanculturalstudies@gmail.com by October 30th, 2013.

CFP: Philosophy on Trial: The Others of Philosophy - Submission deadline – EXTENDED: January 10th, 2014

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 11:53pm
Philosophy Graduate Student Body, DePaul University

Understood as a self-critical discipline, philosophy must interrogate its limits and its relationship with its outside. The topic of philosophy's others – both the others within and those without – raises the question of the discipline's self-conception. To ask: "What is philosophy?" is to inquire into how philosophy determines its own center and multiplies its margins. In seeking to render explicit and to interrogate the validity of its own tacit assumptions, philosophy needs to account for and criticize how it relates to other disciplines and to whom it allows access to its space – not only discursively but also materially.

[UPDATE] Burning Daylight Academic Journal Accepting Submissions of up to 20 pages Until January 1st from Student Authors

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 9:51pm
Burning Daylight Academic Journal

Burning Daylight is an annual student journal published through Sonoma State University's Department of English graduate program dedicated to providing a place for the emergent voices in the field of literature. We publish original critical and theoretical essays from B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. students that represent the current work, trends, and thoughts in literary criticism, composition, and rhetoric. We are open to (and excited about) reading submissions that push at these boundaries - if in doubt, please submit.

Submission Guidelines:

2014 IMRA-Kean International Conference 29-31 May, 2014 "Globalization and the Convergence of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepr

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:35pm
International Management Research Academy (IMRA) London, United Kingdom in collaboration with Kean University, New Jersey, United States of Amer

You are invited to participate in the '2014 IMRA – Kean International Conference' organized by the International Management Research Academy (IMRA), London, United Kingdom in collaboration with the School of Management, Marketing & International Business, College of Business & Public Management, Kean University, New Jersey, United States of America, during Thursday 29th May to Saturday 31st May, 2014. This conference shall be held in the campus of Kean University, USA.

[UPDATE] Literati 2014: "Speaking Bodies," March 29, 2014 Call for Undergraduate Work

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 12:09pm
Madison Undergraduate Society for English

Call for Papers
Literati 2014: Speaking Bodies
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

Textual bodies have long served as a battleground for conceiving of the human body. Through the lens of literature, people have fathomed the body's limits, its relationship to identity, its ability to liberate or enchain. Literati 2014's theme, "Speaking Bodies," asks, What does it mean to be embodied, and what are the consequences of conceiving of human or textual bodies as "legible"? Who or what gets to establish the limits of these bodies? How are they able to transform or be transformed?

"Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity," June 20-22, 2014, Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica. Abstracts due Jan 15 2014

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 11:37am
Charles Town Annual International Maroon Conference

June 20-22, 2014
Charles Town, Portland, Jamaica

The Sixth Annual Charles Town International Maroon Conference will be held under the theme "Maroons, Indigenous Peoples, and Indigeneity." The Conference invites papers that examine themes related to the existence and survival of Maroons and Indigenous Peoples and which explore the multifaceted relationships between place and tradition in communities around the globe.

Call for Proposal: Cultural History of Salinger's Catcher in the Rye

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 9:25am
Bob Batchelor/Thiel College

Hello, I am the book series editor for the Rowman & Littlefield series "Contemporary American Literature" and "Great Writers, Great Books." I am requesting short proposals from authors interested in writing a cultural history of Salinger and The Catcher in the Rye.